The end of the world is coming soon, so say the Mayans, but Holly wood cannot take that chance. So coming to a theater near you will be a post-apocalyptic movie, just in case the real thing has not happened yet.
Twentieth Century Fox is looking to jump on the series of books on the verge of being a hot commodity, “Wool.” The first step in that success is the hiring of director J. Blakeson, which Fox is currently negotiating with.
The literature in question is a set of five science fiction novels. “Wool” is self-published by Hugh Howey, and it is set in an end-of-the-world situation in which people must live underground. Originally, it was only a short story published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct. Due to popular demand a sequential set of novels were written, all of which seamlessly intertwine with one another.
The hope for quality for the production stages will be strengthened by the fact director Ridley Scott and writer Steve Zaillian, whose writing credits include “Schindler’s List” and “Gangs of New York,” are on board.
It will take time for all this to play out, but of course Fox is looking for a franchise to compete with the likes of “The Hunger Games” or whatever is the popular new read.